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a half hour, first lady obama and president barack obama will be going to the area. coming up, the action president barack obama took last night to help with the relief efforts in boston. >>> here is more on what is going none san francisco, is that the bomb scare? is it going to affect traffic? >> yes, and i spoke to muni and bart, they are running and getting through. some of those exits are closed. if you want to be safe just go to powell or embarcadero instead but they are running. we are off to a steady and slow start and traffic is moving along well so far coming to the bay bridge toll plaza -- plaza and there are no troubles getting into san francisco. also 580 westbound to caster moore -- to livermore and caster valley, i just heard they are reopening the area, are they going to start reopening market street? that is the latest we just heard coming up. >>> and we have lows running 5 to 10 degrees cooler and all of the observations are coming up coming up and things are a lot quieter windwise. fog might come back into the picture friday and saturday. early next week it is looking w
the day yesterday but for some reason all of those briefings were canceled. >>> president barack obama will travel to boston to take part in a prayer service in honor of those who died in the boston bombings. this is where president barack obama and first lady michelle obama will board air force one and head for boston. we want to show you what president barack obama did to head relief efforts in boston. >>> and they are leading to tighter security particularly at sporting events throughout the country and police will be out in force at the shark tank. janine de la vega is here to tell us more. >> reporter: they are honoring people who died and they will honor them when sharks take on minnesota. there will be an increase in police looking for suspicious activity and canine units will be doing a bomb sweet before the game. -- bomb sweeps before the game. this morning shark's fans say they welcome the increased patrol. >> i think it is a good thing and the more they do it, the less likely they are to do thing. >> a lot of people are saying, there is no way to get caught why not do it. >>
that it does look sunny and warmer sunday/monday. >> time now 7:12. president obama lashed out at senators who voted against new gun control legislation. >> because the american people are trying to figure out how can something have 90% support and not have it. >> washington insider weighs in on whether another push for tougher gun laws is likely. >> plus, the big reward being offered in the search for a missing hayward man. ñç >>> a little cooler this morning. not as much of a breeze thankfully. sunny today. warmer. 60s and 70s. things look to be quieter today than the past couple days. >> time now 7:15. happening right now president obama and first lady michelle obama have arrived in boston. these are live pictures. they are arriving now. the president and first lady will be in boston attending inter faith prayer service in honor of those injured and killed in the boston bombings. focused on where air force one. we know air force one is down on the ground. the president will be speaking at the service. we wanted to take you live to boston's airport to let you know the president is in the
barack obama and the president issued a statement supporting the bill and urging action. this would make a path for illegal citizens to become legal and they will focus on boarder security. >>> two lawsuits challenge the state law. now the controversial therapy has been designed to make this straight and has been out loud. they blocked the ban on conversion therapy in december until they can hear full arguments on the issue. >>> a pedestrian was killed while trying to walk across near the san pedro exist. the man was hit by two vehicles, one after another. the driver of the first car immediately pulled over and the second driver immediately left the scene. >> it is a nice looking drive coming to the pay gates. if you are driving on the peninsular highway 101 and 280, that traffic does look good. let's go to steve. >> more spring snowstorms, and in calistoga 39 and look at lakeport, a breeze in the 50s and most locations are seeing 35 and at the napa airport 32. san francisco 57 and the wind is turning more northerly, north at fairfield, northwest oakland at fso, calm conditions in moffet
offer the boston marathon participants an tun to cross a finish line at halftime. >> president obama used his weekly address to tell americans to praise the city of boston for standing strong in the face of last week's bombings. >> if anyone wants to know who we are? what america is? how we respond to evil and terror? that is it. severallessly, compassionately and unafraid. >> president and police obama attended a memorial service in boston on thursday for the bombing victims. in this morning's dress the president said "boston's unwaivering spirit remained undaunted in the face of terror." the president told the people of boston the rest of the nation is with them in their time of trouble. >>> here in the bay area love and support is pouring in for a martinez boy who was wounded in the boston bombings. ktvu's john sasaki shows us how friends and neighbors are raising money for aaron hern. >> reporter: it was a great day for a work in briones park, but this day was about photography for a good cause. >> oh, pretty. >> it's a great family and we just want to help them out. >> nico
happened. >> president obama in the press room. >> reporter: his stomach dropped. >> when i saw it on the news, wow! i knew she just finished. >> reporter: she finished second in her division a half hour before the explosion. it took 20 minutes to get word. >> said she was in that area 5 minutes before it happened. >> reporter: they are glued to facebook. first post is i am okay. >> reporter: they are checking in from boston letting friends know they are okay. there were some tense moments. >> bottom falls out of your stomach. the only thing we could think of doing is think about who we had there had and what we could do to find out they were safe. >> they believe all are okay and hope future marathons will be too. >> the accomplishment is really too great. >> reporter: i ran a marathon before, the finish line should be about the elation of crossing the finish line. not this. reporting live, noelle walker, ktvu channel 2 news. >> ktvu's patty lee is in boston. she is on the phone now. where were you when this happened and what did you see and hear? >> i was about 2 blocks away f
eric holder, janet napolitano, key members of president obama's cabinet all coming together to talk with him at the white house to update him with what's going on in washington. we have seen some of the roar reactions -- other reactions going on. there was a moment of silence at all major league baseball games last night. we're told there will be another moment of silence at all baseball games tonight. the new york stock exchange paused for a moment of silence before trading began. all around the country and the world we're seeing people respond to what is happening here, not only on the criminal investigation but also on a very human scale. >> emily, i know you were talking about that very key piece of information, they do not believe there are any additional threats but the crime scene will likely be there for a few days. >> reporter: can you let us know-- how does it feel there? people i imagine are on edge. >> reporter: on edge. you take a look behind me and you think it's any normal day or place. people are about to enjoy a beautiful tuesday april morning. howf, you go over --
with shards of metal, nails and ball bears. today president obama -- ball bearings. today president obama called the attacks heinous and promised justice. the president said the fbi is treating the attacks as an act of terrorism. >> any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians. , it's an act of -- civilians, it's an act of terror. we don't know who carried out this attack or why, whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a mal lev lent -- malevolent individual. that's what we don't know. we're at the beginning of our investigation. we'll take time to follow every lead and determine what happened. but we will find out. >> the president ordered flags at the white house and all government buildings to be flown at half-staff in honor of the bombing victims. >>> tips are pouring into the fbi as the joint terrorism task force pieces together what happened and why. ktvu sea 's alex savidge is in our newsroom with more. >> well, "the associated press" reported the two bombs were made out of pressure cookers packed with metal, b
channel 2 news. >> president obama spoke about the boston bombing. he offered his thoughts and prayers to the victims and he said no one should jump to conclusions about who is responsible. >> make no mistake we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this, we will find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the president noted this happened on patriots day and said he is confident boston will pull threw and recover. security has been beefed up around the white house. secret service patrol cars shut down pennsylvania avenue and closed off the streets. the white house is not being locked down and people are still allowed to park across the street. >>> google is responding to the disaster. they launched a new person finding service to help friends and family community. it allows people to let others know they are safe or locate someone who is in boston. you can find a link by going to www.ktvu.com. >>> share your thoughts by going to the ktvu channel 2 news facebook page. we put on a i heart boston badge. >>
bombings. first lady michelle obama also visited him last week. and coming up at 5:30, in the wake of what happened in boston, some major changes could be coming to one of the busiest streets in san francisco. find out what san francisco's police chief wants to install. >>> breaking news now in a controversy we've been telling you about for several months now. swiss army knives and other items banned from carry-ons will remain banned. the transportation security administration today delayed a plan to allow carry on small knives and other items. flight attendants and others have been protesting the plan ever since it was announced. the change was supposed to take effect on thursday. but the tsa now says it needs time to review feedback from law enforcement, passengers and others. >>> canadian authorities say today they foiled a plot to attack that nation's passenger trains. the royal canadian mounted police say they've arrested two men, one 30, the other 35 years old. police would not say where they were from. investigators say the plot had support from al-qaeda and was in the planning stag
and it will happen soon. >> meanwhile, president barack obama called it ashame full day for washington. >> the worry that the gun lobby would paint them as anti second amendment, but obviously a lot of republicans had that fear but democrats had that fear too so they caved under the pressure. >> the national rifle association released a statement praising the senate vote saying as we have noted previously at gun shows or elsewhere they would not reduce violent crime or keep kids safe in their schools. >>> they are talking about the shooter quinn bauer, what police say was the motivation behind the crime and when they are due back in court. >>> the fbi arrested a man for sending letters laced with rice. they intersented it at a sorting facility and the two other letters were traced to the same man. there is a clear link among all three letters. >> there are great consistencies and similarities to the two letters in the information we received from the letters that president barack obama and the senator received. >> he wrote online about a government conspiracy online to ruin his reputation. >>> they
information go to www.ktvu.com. back to you. >>> president obama attended a service this morning in boston to help comfort the city. he and the first lady were among the 2,000 people at the service that was held that cathedral of the holy cross. the president spoke of the victims and offered words of encouragement. he said their strength and spirit will help them put boston and their lives back together. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again -- and yes, run again. you will run again. [ cheers and applause ] >> after the service the president and the first lady visited the victims who are still in hospitals. >> aaron hern of martinez is one of three children still in the hospital recovering from the bombings. ktvu's patti lee is live in boston where the first lady met with -- lady met with aaron hern and his family today. >> reporter: aaron hern was one of three children who met with michelle obama today. we got a picture. here it is. you can see aaron hern
the nra. >> that's my only f-minus ever. >> you earned it. here was president obama's angry reaction wednesday after the bill, the gun bill was voted down in the senate. >> the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. they claimed it would create some sort of big brother gun registry even though the bill did the opposite. so all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington. >> after this week and the vote in the senate, gun control wasn't going anywhere, but does this sense -- this was a big event for america -- the sense of increased anxiety about your personal safety, does that make gun control an even steeper climb? >> i don't know how much steeper it could be. let's understand, this bill was just about background checks, closing the gun show loophole, something the nra used to support. it was really not about reducing the number of guns that people already own or the kinds that they can own or anything like that. so i think what happened was, sadly, this took attention away, diluted the momentum for this bill. attention was paid elsewhere, and then it lost
out a 20-year- old saudi man it once considered a person of interest. and president obama conceded its not clear whether this act of terror was foreign or domestic. >> we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens and we will bring them to justice. >> reporter: and again this afternoon, the chinese consulate in new york said that third unidentified victim from boston university is a chinese national. the official chinese new agency reports relatives did not want the victim's name released. eric rasmussen, ktvu news. >>> more details on the revelation that parts of a pressure cooker were found at one of the bomb sites in boston. a source tells the associated press, it appears the explosives were packed with nails and ball bearings to inflect maximum injury. pressure cooker bombs are often used by militants in afghanistan, india and pakistan and one of those devices was also used in a failed car bombing in time square in new york back in 2010. >>> donations are already pouring in from across the country for the victims of the boston bombings but sadly scams are also cropping
involving the poison ricin. one letter was sent to president obama. another to a u.s. senator. this morning a suspicious package trigger add lockdown on capitol hill. scott mcfarland joins us now with word the lockdown has now been lifted. scott? >> reporter: just a short while ago, janet, not just a suspicious package but two suspicious letters tested as well, -- letters as well, all tested, all cleared. police officers and explosive sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you can also see a hazardous materials truck there. lights flashing near the u.s. senate russell building. the third floor of the building locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democratic senator bob casey. >> there was a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern about, but in the interest of being careful, they shut down a corridor. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison called ricin, one addressed to president owe bam. another -- president obama, another t
of the holy cross. president obama attended the service and spoke tonight. >> as you begin this long journey of recovery your city is with you. your commonwealth is with you. your country is with you. we will all be with you as you learn to stand and walk and yes, run again, that i have no doubt you will run again. [ cheers and applause ] >> you will run again. >> the president told the people of boston your resolve ulis your greatest rebuke. and he vowed to find those responsible. >> after the ceremony the first lady met with aaron hern. he is the 11-year-old boy from martinez who was injured in the bombings. he is no longer in the intensive care unit. also today the president visited boston general. >> as the wounded recover boston is a city still coming to grips with the tragedy. ktvu's patti lee has more. >> reporter: a line of people stretched around the block to enter the cathedral of the holy cross. >> everyone has come together as a community, as a nation and the world. >> reporter: thousands waited on the streets for a look at the first family. for many the tragedy at the finish lin
. that is according to a facebook posting by his mother. yesterday first lady michelle obama visited the boy at boston's children's hospital. the surgery to close a deep wound in aaron's leg was successful and he is doing much better. >> a lot of support for the city of boston. in just a few hours the san francisco marathon team is holding a run for bost. this is the facebook page of the event. now because the large response this morning's run will now begin and end at the ferry building. it will be just over four miles and set to begin at 7:00 a.m. this morning. the marathon team is asking anyone who comes to wear blue and yellow. hundreds of runners paid attribute to the boston marathon as well. the group ran three miles. one for every life lost. some who participated just returned from running in boston. they said last nights event was about resolve and determination and not about giving up. two women who were standing right near the finish line when the bombs went off say they will return. you can get the latest information on everything that is happening in boston by going to our website ktvu.com
injury in the bombing. first lady michelle obama also visited aaron at the hospital last week. tonight runners in marin county will do their part to honor the victim's of the boston bombings. they will run in a special 2.5- mile race that begins at 6:45 p.m. at ross common park. runners are encouraged to wear blue and yellow clothing. the bombings in boston have renewed the debate about surveillance camera on public streets. rob ross is in san francisco where the police chief is floating the idea of installing the cameras on a major thorough fair there. >> reporter: good afternoon. police chief greg suhr says he hopes to take early lessons he is learning from the bombing and apply them here on market street. we talked to the chief less than an hour ago. he is floating an idea to install police security camera. [please stand by for captioner change] suhr is proposing having police monitor cameras at large events. >> i think you first have to start off with a plan. we need some sort of engineer to tell us what would work and this we need to find out what is most efficient and go from the
area. >>> in boston, president obama tried to console people and offer home at an interfaith service today. the president told the gathering of more than 2,000 people that those responsible will face justice. he spoke hours before the release of the photos. president obama talked about the three people that were killed in monday's bombings and said that the country will be on the road to recovery. >> we will all be with you as you learn to stand, and walk, and yes run again, of that i have no doubt you will run again. the service was also part pep rally, people cheered after the president said, when the attackers picked boston, they picked the wrong city. >>> first lady michelle obama visited the injured martinez boy at boston's children's hospital. aaron hern's mother said the surgery to close a wound on her son's leg was successful. >>> continuing coverage now of that devastating explosion and fire at a fertilizer plant in the small texas town of west. from the air you can see the fertilizer plant is absolutely leveled. reporting nicole collins is in texas tonight with more on the
and members of the obama administration. this is the first time a british monarch has been present at the funeral of a british prime minister since the death in 1965 of sir winston church hill. extra security was in place after the boston marathon bombings. >>> new gun control legislation is in doubt after votes are scheduled in just hours now. kyla campbell has more. >> reporter: senators are scheduled to vote on nine different pieces of legislation starting at 1:00 pacific. we're 25eubging a live look -- taking a live look at the floor right now where dianne feinstein has been speaking. she thanked those who have been supporting her legislation. >> i'm grateful for the willingness to step up, show courage and do what's right for america. >> feinstein sponsors an amendment that would ban assault weapons and limit the size of magazines. that's not expected to get enough votes to pass. there are other amendments including some dealing with mental health. the main bill in the spotlight is the bipartisan plan to expand background checks to include seales online and at fun shows. some
a mississippi man for sending letters containing a poison to president obama. that news comes after a 10th day in the nation's capitol. there was a lockdown on capitol after a report of a suspicious package. >> reporter: a suspicious package and two suspicious letters found here on the third floor of the russell building, all of them testing, all of them cleared. but this wasn't the first scare in the past 4 hours. police officers and explosive- sniffing dogs outside and inside the entrances on capitol hill. you could also see a hazardous material there. the third floor of that building, locked down for a while today, including a hallway with the offices of pennsylvania democrat senator casey. >> there is a letter on this floor that was delivered that apparently is no longer a concern. but in the interest of being careful. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, two other letters have reportedly tested positive for a poison, one addressed to president obama, another to mississippi republican senator roger wicker. both discovered, stopped and tested at a postal facility. >> the mail is screen and th
, and the information that we received from the federal people that senator wicker and president obama received. >> more tests are being done on the letters. more details now about the poison ricin. it comes from the bean of the caster oil plant, and it is deadliest when inhaled. it could be used to kill an individual, but would not work for a large group of people, and does not pass from person to person. there is only one known assassination using ricin. in 1978, a bulgarian dissident. >>> sabotage in the south bay. new details on the attacks on two crucial utilities. why investigators think they were coordinated. >> possible relief for allergy sufferers. >> then. >> there are firefighters down. >> our coverage of the deadly massive explosion in texas continues. we're gathering new details on this breaking story. >>> all in all, this was a pretty shameful day for washington, but this effort is not over. >> a visibly angry president obama stands with the families of those killed in the newtown massacre. the president isn't the only one blasting the senate for narrowly rejecting the measure. heather hol
. >>> president obama of course staying on top of the very latest developments coming out of boston as well this morning and ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you spoke at the white house this morning. what do they say? >> reporter: pam, my contact there was working on more details for me. we are told the president was briefed over night by his homeland security and counterterrorism advisors. earlier this week the president said the white house would not speculate on anything and not be disruptive to investigation. just hours before the deadly shooting of the one suspect over night president obama was in boston speaking at an interface prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from the last. i'm waiting to hear back from my contact. of coursely keep you posted when i see you next hour. live in washington kyla campbell. >>> in other news this morning the new immigration reform bill gets its first test at the hearing of the senate judiciary hearing. the so-called gang of eight senators formerly unvailed the plan yesterday. it includes a 13 ye
2 news. >>> president obama and other officials in washington are getting briefed right now on the very latest developments out of boston. ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom covering that part of the story. you spoke at the white house. kyla. >> reporter: my contact at the white house still has not said if president obama could speak later this morning. we do know the daily white house press conference with spokesman jay carney is still scheduled for 9:00 a.m. pacific. we are told president obama was briefed overnight by his homeland security and counterterrorism advisor -- counter terrorism advisors. just hours before that deadly shooting over night, the president enfierce lady were in boston. he spoke at the interface prayer service and then the two visited victims from monday's last. janet napolitano will speak at a hearing in 45 minutes. if that goes on as scheduled, she will give us the latest information about what homeland security knows about the boston bombing. live in washington kyla campbell. >> make sure you stay tuned to ktvu all morning long
reveal the obama administration has cut prevention. they told the london daily mail ten years ago department of homeland had $20 million for preventing domestic bombing. right now it reads under 11 million under budget. right now they are talking about gun legislation and kyla campbell reports from the washington d.c. newsroom, average americans are seemingly backing off the push for tougher laws, kyla? >> reporter: they are weakening across the country and here is the latest poll. 49% of americans now support stricter gun laws which is down 58% in january. this afternoon the senate is voting on at least 9 different pieces of legislation and they will expand to online gun sales and shows. it needs 60 votes to pass and based on a number of senators speaking out it looks like they could fall short. there are others up for a vote including an assault weapons ban led by dianne finestein. >> we hope to set up a series of votes both sides would like to initially offer on this legislation. >> the final legislation will -- >> reporter: the final legislation will not be hammered out and i
. >>> president barack obama wanted to honor a school finalist at a school in oakland. later she will be joining other teachers from around the country at the white house. fellow teachers love the way she transforms her classroom into a community grounded with mutual respect and high expectations. >> working on a project, that is wonderful for people to meet, 5:08 what are you covering traffic wise? >> nothing. >> well that is good >> so far anyway. this is a look at some of the pictures and again we are not expecting it to stay this way but if you want to get to work right now is the time to go and then it start getting busy on this are could door. you will have to run out right now but right now it is light getting into san francisco. this commute usually gets started later so sit back have a couple of coffee and listen to steve's forecast. >> it is 55 in san francisco and 54 in oakland. >> that is a big difference. >> yes, there is as much of a 20 degrees difference in san francisco alone, ocean beach is 46 and twin peeks is 65. we just heard from chloe, howling wind and 65 miles per hour how
is operating from within their borders. >>> he is accused of sending poison to president barack obama and a judge and a senator. lawyers for kevin curtis said he should be released because there is no physical evidence connecting him to the crime. they did not find anything after they searched his home and a search of his computers did not turn up any evidence but they are still searching for an external hard drive. >> they are trying to drill secretary of homeland security janet napolitano on boarder security and as kyla campbell reports, it is the second one this week on the new immigration bill. >> reporter: they are picking apart the immigration reform bill from last week and they are expected to focus on boarder security. skeptical republicans said the obama administration record is poor but they say something needs to be done but 11 million undocumented immigrants are not going to leave the u.s. 70% of their workers are in the u.s. illegally and they want to work towards becoming u.s. citizens. farmers in california are struggling and have an inconsistent supply of workers. >> i
-- with aaron hearn, the victim in the shooting. first lady michelle obama visited aaron hearn last week. >>> we now know the fbi interviewed the older suspect, tamerlan tsarnaev, two years ago after being tipped off he was a follower of radicalism. coming up at 7:15, why some lawmakers want to know if the fbi dropped the ball. >>> time is running out in san jose for people living in a large homeless camp. they will be forced to leave in a couple of hours. ktvu's janine de la vega is live near the camp where those cleanup crews are getting ready to sweep through the area. >> reporter: we've been here since 4:30. now that it's lighter, we can get a better idea what this looks like. the homeless have been access through the chain-link fence. there's a lot of trash, manmade structures and tarps. we've seen people packing up and getting ready to move. city officials estimate a lot of single adults, couples and their pets have set up camp. crews were here lost october and removed 50 tons of trash. some people are driving their cars down access roads and leaving them there to reach their -- dash camp
into the bombings continues, president obama is scheduled to travel to boston tomorrow for an interfaith service. he is expected to speak at holy cross cathedral. >>> we've seen runners around the bay area pay tribute to the people killed and injured in the boston marathon bombings, and take a look at this. the san francisco roadrunners club designed a run. if you look there, you can see it spells out the word boston. they designed this in the city's inner sunset. here now are members of that group. the runners say a number of club members ran the boston marathon and that all of them came home safe. >>> for the second day in a row, police were called to a small high school in san francisco's potrero hill neighborhood. david is live with what officers found at the school and why it's raising serious concerns. david? >> reporter: julie, two weapons found in two days at this san francisco school have parents and police worried. police patrol cars stood guard this morning, minutes after a stun gun incident between two students. >> one student was on campus with a stun gun. another student decided to --
. >> not here in boston. [ applause ] >> president obama says the terrorists picked the wrong city if he wanted to scare and shake the people of boston. good afternoon, i am john sasaki in for tori campbell. two days after the devastation in boston a explosion at a fertilizer plant in texas killed and injured many. it happened at a town near dallas. sal castaneda joins us with more. >> reporter: the explosion is blamed for the deaths of between 5 and 15 people according to authorities. the explosion's violent force was captured in this amateur video. watch closely as it quickly goes from bad to worse. >> -- sure the -- [ explosion ] >> officials say the explosion did not happen until nearly a half-hour after the initial fire. emergency responders already on the scene are among some of the missing feared dead. the scene is in the small community of west, texas, about an hour and a half south of dallas, it is near waco. the fertilizer plant had tank of anhad druse ammon ammonia, today the search continues. >> it is a slow methodical search and they are using every available resource they have t
the two men have been cleared by investigators. >>> a couple of hours ago members of the obamaness administration toured a warehouse training facility in richmond. it highlighted the relationship between community colleges and employers when it comes to building a strong work force. during the visit the labor department announced more than 474 million dollars in grant money is available to workers for in demand high growth occupations. >> we will bring more jobs to the united states. we will help more entrepreneurs to build homegrown businesss that create even more jobs right here in the east bay and across the united states. >> the warehouse facility is operated by contra costa college, the richmond work force investment board and san pablo economic development corporation. >> a few minor changes to our forecast for today but still have plenty of sunshine, lots of clear skies, a few high clouds paying us a visit right now. here is our camera looking toward the bay bridge. see some of those high clouds in the distance over mt. diablo but still lots of sunshine today and into the we
that appeared from "the associated press" said "breaking -- two explosions in the white house and barack obama is injured." the tweet was fake. the a.p. twitter account was hacked. the president's fine and there are no explosions. within minutes, the a.p. suspended its account. it released a statement saying the account had been hacked and the tweet about the white house was false. that's at about 10:12. between the hack statement and the tweet, the dow jones fell over 150 points. also markets went down. by 10:13, stock, bonds and crude oil were all trading before about where they were before the tweet. the dow is back up 123 points at 14,691. the nasdaq is up 30. s&p is up 13. >>> budget headaches strike again in contra costa county. four fire stations were shut down earlier this year and now two more could be on the chopping block. we mentioned the story on "mornings on 2" today. new at noon, sal castanedo joins us live with ri action to the possible closures -- live with the reaction to the possible closures. >> reporter: good afternoon. you may see fewer staff and stations open if the budg
of the united states, barack obama, and as he has done before in fort hood, in tucson, arizona, in aurora, colorado, most recently in newtown, connecticut, coming to a community after a horrific event trying to bring comfort to those who are affected by that. an interfaith service honoring the victims of this past monday's terror attack at the boston marathon taking place at the city's that three drag of the holy cross. as we hear the closing prayer from cardinal sean o'malley of boston, local clergy including the cardinal, but local clergy from all major religions offering words of prayer and comfort and strength. the president offering a moving tribute to a city and its people saying that the spirit of boston, the spirit of the united states is undaunted and undimmed. he said that all americans stand with boston and that the people of boston will run again. he said bet on it, there will be a boston marathon next year. and the president said that whoever was responsible for the terror attack picked the wrong city to try and intimidate, that line towards the end of his remarks getting a s
hurting people. the taliban has denied any involvement. president obama announced he will attend an interfaith service for the victims, on thursday. eric rasmussen. >>> right now we want to show you live pictures being held at garvey park. this is a vigil being held at garvey park. that's a town not far from boston. you can see here hundreds if not thousands of people have all come out to remember the victims of the bombings yesterday. this is also the neighborhood where 8-year-old martin richard was from. he was one of the three people who was killed. he was the little boy who was waiting near the finish line for his mom to complete the race. live video of a vigil being held for the victims of the bombings. >>> another victim was a little boy from martinez. john sasaki is live, you just spoke to his father about his injuries an how he is doing. >> reporter: i did talk to haren. he is the father of the 11-year- old from martinez. he told me his son is a strong kid who should make a full recovery. >> aaron is doing pretty well. he is stable right now. he's resting under sedation.
villalon, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president obama called the deadly bombings an act of terror today. it's a phrase he avoided yet when the investigation was still in flux. >> this is a cowardly act, given what we have learned, the defense department is calls it an act of terror. >> reporter: the president is scheduled to travel to boston on thursday and attend an interfaith service as police and other law enforcement remain on high alert. >>> the stories of those who died are coming to light. those killed include an 8-year- old, martin richards. he was a spectator at the race along with his parents, father and sister. also killed crystal campbell of arlington. she's being remembered for her generous spirit. crystal had been going to watch the marathon since she was a little girl. the third victim was a gradual student. she was from china. the consulate refused to release her name at the request of her family. crystal's mother struggled with her emotions as she remembered a woman who was full of life. >> she was always smiling. i can't believe this is happening. she was such a hard worke
postponed priorities are changing in washington. president obama was briefed overnight by his counter terrorism and homeland security advisories. earlier this week, he had said that the white house would not be disrupted to the ongoing investigation and that they wouldn't be speculating on anything. just hours before that deadly shooting that left one suspect dead, president obama was in boston speaking at an interfaith prayer service. then he and first lady michelle obama met with victims from monday's blast. i am still waiting to hear back from my contact at the white house this hour as to whether or not president obama could be speaking this morning. as of now the daily white house press conference with spokesman jay carney is still scheduled for 9 a.m. pacific. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 news. >>> happening now, runners are hitting the streets of san fransisco. it's in honor of the boston marathon bombing victims. ktvu's tara moriarty was right there for the start of the event and out there talking to the participants. >> reporter: the runners took off less th
man accused of mailing ricen and tainted letters to president obama, u.s. senator and local judge is no longer in jail. charges were dismissed today against 45-year-old. his attorney says curtis may have been framed and the government now has another suspect. curtis says he doesn't even know what ricen is. >> when you've been charged something and you just never heard of it ricen or whatever, i thought they said rice i said i don't even eat rice. >> the f.b.i. is turning it attention to another man from mississippi they suspect is behind the ricen letters. agents searched his home today so far haven't said what if anything they turned up. >>> california governor said a man tried to break into apartment while he was away in china last week. live now in sacramento where the government told the story today. >> good afternoon. according to sacramento police the man got in through an open door here at the governor's apartment building in midtown sacramento. he then made his way up to the roof top. according to the police, he dropped down on to one of the balconies that rings the part o
a militant plan in the chechnya area. >>> president obama is receiving constant updates on the boston bombing case and potential terrorist links. the white house released a picture of the president getting briefed by the national security adviser. yesterday, the president met in the white house situation room for 90 minutes with security officials, including the attorney general and fbi director. joe biden joined in by video conferencing. >>> people living in bethlehem honored victims of the boston marathon during the first marathon. the race coincided with the london marathon. many of the runners wore t- shirts honoring the victims. this man wore a shirt showing the face of the youngest victim, martin richard, he was only eight years old. we'll have more on the london marathon coming up at 8:30. the community comes together to help pay for the medical costs of an 11-year-old wounded in the boston bombings. how much a weekend fundraiser brought in and the latest on aaron hern's condition. for more on the boston bombings, you can go to our website. >>> all right. now we are turning now to info
plan to strike over job cuts and increasing pay. at uc. >>> president obama will honor a prayer finalist up for teacher of the year. she teaches english at frick middle school in oakland. later on in the day, she will join other teachers at the white house. the fellow teachers say they admire how she traps forms her high school into high expectations. >>> in a few months, new bike lanes will open on september 3rd. part of the new bike lines are blocked by the old span so they will not be fully accessible until 2015 when the old span is torn down. >>> all right. 7:24. sal is back and you know all about the south bay, don't you? >> yeah. we're looking at slow traffic. northbound on 280. i want to point it out to you. we saw it last time on our cameras. backed up to downtown. you can see that as well. it's going to be quite a slow traffic there but it's also slowing down on northbound 101 as you can see from the road sensors there. if you are driving on the peninsula, there's not a bad commute but southbound 101 is getting busier. 237 is getting slow traffic from downtown milpitas
of mailing a letter containing the poison ricin to president obama is back in court today. paul kevin curtis has denied any involvement in the letter sent to the president or other letters that were sent to a u.s. senator and a judge. his lawyer days authorities have little evidence connecting him to the letters. curtis' family says he suffers from mental illness. >>> today marks three years six bp's deep water horizon oil platform sank at the gulf of mexico after a huge explosion. 11 workers were killed in this explosion. it caused an oil leak that continued almost three months. almost five million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf. it damaged marine and wildlife habitats as well as the gulf coast fishing and tourism industries. >>> sal is covering traffic and starting in the south bay. what is going on? >> we are just looking at the south bay traffic getting busier pam and dave. 237 we will start there and see the traffic is getting a little bit here. it's not stop and go. it's still rather early. you probably will see some congestion here before too long. it's also a little bit slow in
is high in boston and it will be even higher as president barack obama comes to participate in an interfaith prayer service. >> emily schmidt, thanks so much for that update and we will continue to update you information from boston and also the running festival are putting together a vigil for the people killed. one mile each for each person killed at the boston bombing. it will end at snow park with a candle light vigil and those who plan to participate are asked to wear blue and yellow, the colors of the boston marathon. stay with us for complete team coverage of the boston bombings. claudine wong will have updates in just a few minutes from our newsroom and don't forget you can go to our website www.ktvu.com any time of day for up sedates. >>> somebody mailed a poise knows letter to mississippi roger wicker. the poison laced letter was found in maryland where mail for members of the congress is screened. a senator said this is a person who often writes letters to lawmakers and authorities have not commented on this yet. >>> they forced the evacuation of 100 employees at
the second suspect was captured, president obama's praised the people of boston. >> they failed because as americans, we refuse to be terrorized. >> reporter: the president vowed to get all the remaining questions about the bombings answered and he cautioned americans against a rush to judgment about the brother's motive or their background. >> a u.s. government official says at this point there is no known tie between the suspects and any extremist groups. but have learned quite a bit about the brothers. our coverage continues with jana katsuyama. she's been digging into their past and she joins with us now live with new information tonight about their background. >> we certainly are learning more. many people who knew the brothers describe the boys as smart and athletic. not someone they would associate with the boston massachusetts bombings. his older brother practiced martial arts. today the suspect's parents spoke in shock from the russian republic. the father calling the younger son a true angel and said he spoke with his eldest son this week. >> he said everything is okay. i aske
that is a potential terrorist investigation. >> reporter: president obama promised a resolution. >> we will find out who did this we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: fox news and investigators are talking to a saudi man, but he is not being called a suspect. there are not many leads. >> what i can assure you is this is a very thorough and active and fluid ongoing investigation. >> reporter: in fact, late tonight massachusetts state police confirmed they served a search warrant related to the bombing in the boston suburb of revere but they would not give any details. tonight they announced they are making progress. >> we heard conflicting reports of other bombing being found and being disarmed. what have you heard about this. >> reporter: earlier tonight there was word of two the bombs found. but there's questions about whether they were truly unexploded. they may have had to detonate some to clear the situation. >>> and there's no word on who is responsible, or whether it was a lone wolf. >>> the vi
on a possible motive and president barack obama is urging people to wait for all of the facts. >> we still do not know who did this or why and people should not jump to conclusions before we have all the facts but make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this and find out why they did this. >> federal investigators are now pouring over all of the video taken and searching for clues. they say their they were crude devices likely left behind in garbage cans. we are standing by for an update in the newsroom and for now we are live in the newsroom alex savage ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> the trainer of a bay area running club experienced some very tense moments until he found out all five of the runners from his club from the boston marathon were safe. >> we are safe, in our hotel, i was one block passed it was awful. >> he is not changing his plan to compete in next year's boston marathon. >> this is a statement, we want to make sure we are not going to be intimidated by people who do stuff like this. it's really just sad. >> ridgway says among runners,
. >>> the man accused of mailing a letter containing the poison ricin to president obama is expected back in court today. he has denied any involvement in the letter sent to the president or other letters sent to a senator and judge. his attorney says authorities have little evil connecting him to the evidence. >>> today marks three years since bp's deep water horizon oil platform sank in the gulf of mexico following a how long explosion. that explosion killed 11 workers. it also caused an oil leak that lasted for almost three months. almost five million barrels of oil leaked into the gulf of mexico. damaging marine and wildlife habitats as well as the fishing and tourism industries of the gulf coast. >>> 5:16 is the time. could be a little busier today. think most of all schools are back from spring break and people back from vacations. it could get crowded. >> it could. we are seeing people on the roads. we don't have a huge crowd just yet. let's take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it's not all that bad. traffic is looking good getting into san francisco. also the morning commute
homes before a curfew went into effect. president obama is scheduled to attend a funeral service for those who died. many of the dead were first responders. country star, willie nelson, who grew up just outside of west, promised to donate the proceeds of an upcoming concert to the town's volunteer fire squad. >>> people are angry that police did not act when a family of a 5-year-old girl did not report her missing. the police chief has admitted mistakes were made. there has been a dramatic rise in the cases against women and girls since a woman died after being raped. >>> in china, investigators tried to locate quake victims in hard to reach areas. the quake caused land slides that blocked many roads. at least 192 people died in that quake. 11,000 others were injured. chinese officials are refusing offers of foreign help. they say they can handle it themselves. >>> in argentina, concert goers got an extra treat at the end of a song. there was a brilliant flash of light. it happened about 1:30 a.m. one said it could have been a space rock traveling at a very high rate of speed. it
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